SELLERSBURG — A new restaurant in Sellersburg functions an eclectic wide variety of dishes encouraged by road meals from about the entire world.
FaiDodos opened very last Tuesday at 7815 Highway 311. The eatery options a rotating range of dishes ranging from loaded fries to pizza rolls.
Proprietor Hunter O’Dell moved again to his hometown of Sellersburg from Arizona during the pandemic just after dropping employment for the duration of the shutdown. His father owns the FaiDodos building, which has been dwelling to various companies during the a long time, and he encouraged O’Dell to open up his personal cafe.
He resolved to open FaiDodos with business enterprise lover Jesse Jewell, who is his close friend from substantial faculty. O’Dell has working experience in the cafe industry as a bartender.
The restaurant is impressed by the ambiance of New Orleans, and its name will come from the Cajun expression fais-dodo, which refers to a form of dancing get together, O’Dell explained.
“New Orleans is a single of my beloved metropolitan areas, I enjoy the tunes, I appreciate the vibrancy of it,” he reported. “I really like that in the French Quarter you can wander 10 toes and you may well have a cowboy bar and a rock ‘n roll bar and then like a Cajun cafe. There are so numerous matters packed in, and I just like that notion of possessing this facet in excess of in this article is a little different from that aspect more than there.”
Despite the fact that FaiDodos is inspired by New Orleans, it is not a Cajun cafe, and the menu really provides a choice of foodstuff from different cuisines. Highlights contain loaded fries with toppings these types of as Canadian-type poutine, gyro, gumbo, Philly cheesesteak and pulled pork.
“We went with fries, mainly because staying a manufacturer-new restaurant, fries are pretty price-efficient, and seeking to get off the floor just after COVID and getting a regionally-owned location, we required to go with anything that we could do very good but also get us off the floor,” O’Dell claimed.
The gyro, Philly cheesecake and pulled pork options can also be ordered as sandwiches instead of loaded fries, and one particular can just have a bowl of gumbo if they like it without the fries.
Other treats include things like edamame, samosas, dipping trays and seasoned fries with chipotle aioli sauce. The restaurant also provides “pep rolls,” or crispy egg rolls stuffed with pizza components this kind of as pepperoni, pizza sauce and mozzarella.
“We wished to make sure you bought a prospect to consider some foodstuff that are minor a lot more cultural and from all-around the environment,” he reported. “The major inspiration was avenue meals from all over the planet. A whole lot of occasions you have to go to distinct foods-type dining places to get the goods we have.”
O’Dell expects individuals will tire of the loaded fries right after a while, so he appears to be ahead to the chance to adjust up the menu. He review FaiDodos to a food truck “where we can be any type of food items truck we want to be.”
“They are items that you would find on food trucks, like if you’ve been strolling to bars and you’re going for walks down the avenue and there are some late-night time suppliers and whatnot,” he explained.
The restaurant also gives a number of dessert alternatives. For the beignets, FaiDodos uses the traditional Cafe Du Monde mix to make fried pastries. The sweet treats also include things like “sweet potato madness,” or sweet potato fries topped with brown sugar, apples, cinnamon sugar, marshmallow sauce, caramel and ice product.
The “dodo bites” incorporate a rotating assortment of deep-fried desserts, and this month, the restaurant is that includes a peanut butter, banana and marshmallow “fluffer nutter.”
O’Dell said FaiDodos has not nevertheless been given its liquor license, but there are ideas to ultimately present beer and wine. Company started off gradual past week as the cafe opened, and the wintry climate shut it down for a number of times.
But business enterprise has been increasing in excess of the past week, and the term distribute promptly, he stated.
“We did not establish it up at all, so we type of enable people just organically see the open up indication, see our social media, see hey, we’re last but not least open up and naturally, we’re on the busiest road in Sellersburg with individuals driving by and viewing that,” O’Dell mentioned.